USS DEWEY DDG 105
The Dewey (DDG 105) is the 55th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy and is named after Admiral George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
She was authorized on September 13, 2002, and is scheduled to be built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The keel was laid on July 12, 2006, at the company's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
January 26, 2008 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey was christened during a ceremony at NGSS - Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss. Mrs. Deborahs Mullen, wife of Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the ship's sponsor. Cmdr. Warren R. Buller is the prospective commanding officer.
July 1, 2009 DDG 105 recently completed a three-day combined super trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 17, U.S. Navy took delivery of PCU Dewey during a ceremony at Ingalls Operations shipyard.
November 24, The Dewey arrived in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time after a transit from Pascagoula, Miss., conducting various training and readiness drills and a port call to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
March 6, 2010 USS Dewey was commissioned during an 11 a.m. ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif.
June 8, 2011 The Dewey completed a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG.
July 29, USS Dewey departed San Diego for its maiden deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
September 4, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a four-day visit to Kuala Lumpur.
September 19, DDG 105 arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a scheduled port visit.
September 29, USS Dewey pulled into Muara, Brunei, to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.
October 13, USS Dewey arrived in Changi Naval Base for a four-day visit to Singapore. The ship is currently attached to USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
November 11, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day port call.
January 18, 2012 The Dewey provided food, water and medical supplies to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow Al Mamsoor, in the central Arabian Sea.
January 26, USS Dewey pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Singapore.
February 27, USS Dewey returned to Naval Base San Diego after a seven-month deployment.
June 7, DDG 105 arrived in Portland, Ore., for a four-day port visit to participate in the Fleet Week festivities during the 105th annual Portland Rose Festival.
June 23, USS Dewey pulled into San Francisco, Calif., for a four-day port visit to participate in Admiral Dewey Monument Commemoration Ceremony.
August 1, Cmdr. Jake B. Douglas relieved Cmdr. John C. Howard as commanding officer of the Dewey.
August 4, USS Dewey tested for the first time its temporarily installed Laser Weapon System (LaWS), off the coast of southern California. It successfully shot down surveillance drones and fast boats in its first round of sea trials aboard a surface combatant. LaWS can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon system or other targeting source.
April 14, 2013 The Dewey is currently underway for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area. Returned home on April 19.
July 26, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Base San Diego after underway for local operations.
October 7, USS Dewey departed homeport to participate in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Southern California, with the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS McClusky (FFG 41), USS Gary (FFG 51), USS Ingraham (FFG 61), HMCS Regina (FFH 334), HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) and HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509).
March 7, 2014 Cmdr. Mikael A. Rockstad relieved Cmdr. Jake B. Douglas as the 4th CO od Dewey during a pierside ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
April 8, DDG 105 recently moored at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for ammo onload.
May 24, USS Dewey is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG; Returned home on June 10; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on July 25.
August 22, USS Dewey departed homeport for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
From August 30 through Sept. 3, the Dewey participated in Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) off the coast of Hawaii. Participated in biennial exercise Valiant Shiel 2014, off the coast of Guam and Saipan, from Sept. 16-23.
October 2, The guided-missile destroyer moored outboard the USS Gridley (DDG 101) at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a five-day port visit.
October 24, USS Dewey moored at General Cargo Terminal in Port of Duqm, Oman, for a brief port call. Transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound for Suez Canal escort operations on Oct. 26.
November 8, Sailors aboard the Dewey conducted visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) training with Sailors aboard the Yemeni Coast Guard patrol vessel Sana'a, as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2014.